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The Chequers

Classic British food by the river

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

Once a staging post for boats on the Thames, this 400-year-old thatched and timber-framed pub is run by chef-patron Steven Sanderson. Locals supply game during the winter, and neighbours’ gardens and allotments also yield their bounty. In the kitchen, Steven devises straightforward British classics for his seasonal menus, using carefully chosen meats, fish from Devon and Cornwall markets, mussels from the Norfolk coast, and oysters from Scotland and Jersey. Try Loch Fyne smoked salmon, capers, shallots, lemon and brown bread followed by pressed shoulder of lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, carrots and shallot.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Sunday 12–8)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.15–9, Sunday 12–6

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

On A415 (Dorchester to Abingdon road) between Clifton Hampden and Dorchester.

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